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Research Guide: History


HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 201



The textbooks that follow represent the most current physical holdings available in the library for your particular course. This list, however, should not be considered exhaustive, so make sure to visit the library catalogue to explore the many other valuable resources that the library has to offer.


History 101 Library Resources Library Call Number
Barman, Jean. (1991) The West beyond the West.Buffalo: University of Toronto Press. FC 3811 .B37 1991
Craig, G.M.. (1963). Upper Canada: the Formative Years. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart. FC 3071 .C73 1963
Creighton, Donald. (1937). The Commercial Empire of the St. Lawrence.Toronto : Ryerson Press. FC 2762.2 .C74 1937
Creighton, Donald. (2012). The Road to Confederation. Toronto : Macmillan of Canada. FC 470 .C74 2012
Dickason, Olive. (1997). Canada’s First Nations. Toronto : Oxford University Press. E 78 .C2D535 1997
Griffiths, Naomi. (1973). The Acadians; Creation of a People. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. FC 2041 .G75 1973
Johnston, Hugh (Ed.). (1996). The Pacific Province. Vancouver, B.C. : Douglas & McIntyre. F 1088 .P23 1996
Martin, Calvin. (1978). Keepers of the Game. Berkeley : University of California Press. E 78 .C2M38 1978
McCallum, John. (1980). Unequal Beginnings. Toronto : University of Toronto Press. HD 1790 .O6M33 1980
Monet, Jacques. (1969) The Last Cannon Shot. Toronto : University of Toronto Press. FC 133 .M66 1969
Trigger, Bruce. (1985). Natives and Newcomers.Montreal : McGill-Queen’s University Press E 78 .C2T75 1985
Winks, Robin. (1997). The Blacks in Canada. Montreal : McGill-Queen’s University Press. F 1035 .N3W5 1997


History 102 Library Resources Library Call Number
Abella, Irving. (1973). Nationalism, Communism and Canadian Labour: the CIO, the Communist Party, and the Canadian Congress of Labour, 1935-1956.Toronto: University of Toronto Press. HD 6524 .A24 1973
Allen, Richard. (1973). The Social Passion: Religion and Social Reform in Canada 1914-28.Toronto : University of Toronto Press. HN 103 .A44 1973
Brown, R.Craig and Ramsay Cook. (1974). Canada, 1896-1921: A Nation Transformed. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart. F 1033 .B87 1974
Creighton, Donald.(1955). John A. Macdonald:, The Old Chieftain. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. FC 521 .M3C7 1955
Gwyn, Richard. (1981). The Northern Magus: Pierre Trudeau and Canadians. Markham, Ont. : PaperJacks. FC 626 .T7G99 1981
Horn, Michel. (1972). The Dirty Thirties: Canadians in the Great Depression. Toronto : Copp Clark Pub. Co. FC 577 .H675 1972
Levitt, Joseph. (1969). Henry Bourassa and the Golden Calf: the Social Program of the Nationalists of Qu. Ottawa, Les Editions de l’Université d’Ottawa. F 1034 .B65L4 1969
McLaren, Angus and Ailee Tigar McLaren. (1986). The Bedroom and the State: the Changing Practices and Politics of Contraception and Abortion in Canada. Toronto, Ont. : McClelland & Stewart. HQ 766.5 .C3M39 1986
Newman, Peter. (1968). The Distemper of our Times: Canadian politics in transition : 1963-1968. Montreal: McClelland and Stewart. FC 620 .N43 1968
Noel, J.R. (1971). Politics in Newfoundland. Toronto : University of Toronto Press. JL 203 .N64 1971
Norrie, Kenneth and Douglas Owram. (2002). A History of the Canadian Economy. Scarborough, ON : Nelson Thomson Learning. HC 113 .N67 2002
Roberts, Leslie. (1963). The Chief: A Political Biography of Maurice Duplessis. Irvin & Co. FC 2924.1 .D9R64 1963
Stacey, Charles. (1977). A Very Double Life: the Private World of Mackenzie King. Toronto : Macmillan of Canada. FC 581 .K5S72 1977
Stanley, G.F.G. (1961). Louis Riel: Patriot or Rebel? Ottawa : Canadian Historical Association. FC 3217.1 .R5S726 1961
Strong Boag, Veronica.(1988). The New Day Recalled: Lives of Girls and Women in English Canada, 1919-1939. Toronto : Copp Clark Pitman. HQ 1453 .S87 1988
Waite, P.B. (1962). The Life and Times of Confederation, 1864-1867: Politics, Newspapers and the Union of British North America. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. F 5077 .W3 1962
Ward, Peter. (2002). White Canada Forever:Popular Attitudes and Public Policy toward Orientals in British Columbia. Montreal : McGill-Queen’s University Press. FC 3850 .O6W37 2002
Zaslow, Morris. (1971). The Opening of the Canadian North 1870-1914 . Toronto : McClelland and Stewart. FC 3963 .Z37 1971


History 201 Library Resources Library Call Number
Basham, A. L. (1967). The Wonder that was India: A Survey of the History and Culture of the Indian Sub-Continent before the coming of the Muslims. .London : Sidgwick & Jackson. DS 425 .B33 1967
Bayly, Susan. (2001). Caste, Society and Politics in India from the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age.New York : Cambridge University Press. DS 422 .C3.B359 2001
Brown, Judith.(1985). Modern India: The Origins of an Asian Democracy.New York : Oxford University Press. DS 475 .B79 1985
Embree, Ainslie T. (ed). (1988). Sources of Indian Tradition, Vol. 1. New York : Columbia University Press. DS 423 .S64 1988 V.1
Hay, Stephen (ed). (1988). Sources of Indian Tradition, Vol. 2. New York : Columbia University Press. DS 423 .S64 1988 V.2
Mayer, Adrian C. (1960). Caste and Kinship in Central India: a village and its region. London : Routledge. DS 422 .C3M38 1960
Richards, John F. (1993). The Mughal Empire. New Delhi : Foundation Books. DS 461 .R53 1993
Von Tunzelmann, Alex. (2007). Indian Summer: the Secret History of the End of an Empire. New York : Henry Holt and Co. DS 480.842 .V66 2007

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Citation Guidelines for Writing in History

All essays written for History courses use Chicago rules for formatting. Alexander College’s quick style guide for CMS for typical sources can be found here. For a more comprehensive understanding of Chicago citation, the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style is available for your reference in the library.


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